Fish finders are a great way to up your fishing game. No more tooling around the water casting and hoping there are fish in the vicinity. A fish finder will put you right where the fish are and provide you the opportunity to entice them onto your hook.
Fish Finders are simply basic sonar sounders much like the ones you see in the movies. The only difference is today’s fish finders have all kinds of whistles and bells that let you see what is going on beneath the water. They are great for finding schools of fish and will even ferret out the lone monster that is lurking in the depths.
When choosing a used or new fish finder, you want to look for one that shows water depth as well as what’s in the water. The display screen should be of reasonable size with a good resolution so you can easily read it while out on the water.
You will then need to decide whether or not the fish finder will be used in shallow or deeper water since the types that tailor to each are different.
There are fixed mounts that come as a transom mount transducer or a hull transducer. The Transom mounts are much easier to install and typically sale for less than a hull transducer. Transom mounts work best in calm water while travelling under 10 knots on the surface.
A hull transducer provides better clarity and performance at greater depths but can be costly to buy and install. If you’re just fishing around nice calm lakes, then the portable fish finders will work just fine for you.
There are various manufacturers to choose from and the most popular are Humminbird and Garmin. These two have many different models to choose from so you should be able find one that suites your needs and budget.
A great way to buy a fish finder is to buy it used in an online auction. This allows you a chance to look at a large selection and bid only what your budget allows. Also, if you look around, many times you can find new fish finders at discounted prices from various vendors.
This site is all about saving you money and will provide you listings for used fish finders on auction as well as new units from discount vendors.
Thanks for visiting and happy fishing!
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